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« on: February 04, 2007 09:25:10 PM »

I asked my guy what he wants for Vday and he said "something small that I can carry with me everywhere to remind me of you. Oh, and handmade would be really cool!"

Soo... my first thought was "Fimo!" But I'm not sure...

He's a gamer geek and loves D&D, Final Fantasy, etc... he works a very physical job at a lumbermill so if he takes this with him everywhere it has to be able to withstand some roughing up.

Any ideas anyone?? Huh
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2007 09:52:00 PM »

what about something sewn/knitted/crocheted?  he could stuff it in his pocket without fear.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2007 07:45:33 AM »

If your boyfriend has a lot of keys like mine does you could make something to put on his keyring?
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2007 12:55:53 PM »

As long as you don't use Sculpey or FimoSoft**, anything you make (and bake properly) should last without breaking.  Rounded things might work best in a pocket, etc., and flat things in a wallet.

**FimoClassic, Premo, Kato Polyclay, or Cernit would all be good strong polymer clays

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2007 04:20:34 PM »

Not sure if this would count as "something he can carry with him" but my guy is also a gamer geek and a few years back I made a set of Four sided dice for him that could be hung from his rearview mirror. (The idea was a twist on the cliched six sided dice that many people hang from their mirrors.) The four-sided dice are the ones that look like a pyramid, so you need to cut four triangles the same size and sew them together. (I originally wanted to do eight-sided but they kept coming out too big.)

My dice were made of plastic canvas and wool, a light (manly) colour for the background and numbers backstitched on in black (embroidery thread or wool). To make them more Valentine's you could replace the number "one" with a heart stitched in red. You could also make the dice with fabric and stuff them, or probably sculpt them out of Fimo.

Anyway, these were a big hit and stayed hanging up in the truck for quite a few years. Eventually they came down when we sold the vehicle and saw how sun-faded they'd become, but I know he's still saved them in a drawer somewhere so they definately touched his gamer heart.  Smiley

As I said, mine were intended as a rearview mirror hanger, but maybe you could make them small enough to be a key chain.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007 04:38:21 PM »

What about a necklace...?


I made my dh a windsurfer necklace, so when he was fed up with the day he could pretend it was him.  lol

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2007 04:46:30 PM »

I made a few magnets using the flattened glass marbles and then made a little message for him:  I put my name on one, "loves" on a second and his name on the third.  I didn't use magnets but crocheted a little pouch in blue (his favourite colour) so he can keep them together.  That way it can be that he loves me or that I love him.
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2007 04:49:10 PM »

I'd say a keychain made from fimo and/or actual dice. As long as you have a dremel to drill into the dice, that is. Love this idea Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2007 05:16:27 PM »

okay, this is probibly more of a perfect guy to girl gift, but i have a guy friend who works with metals, and for him and his gilfriends first valentines day, he made her a metal heart that opened up (sort of like a locket, but solid feeling and something she could carry in her pocket, without the fear of loosing it 'cause its too light, you know?) and he put a note inside, and it was adorable.
something like that with fimo?
unless you know how to rock metals?
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2007 07:21:52 PM »

You could make a small you, with a hinged chest and a heart inside...or a box with a heart inside...or anything at all with a heart inside.  But something with a secret heart inside.  Or a heart, with a note inside. 

You could get a little post-modern and make a physiologically accurate heart. I always thought that would be hilarious for V-day. 
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